UPDATE: Reported Assault at Montclair State University, Man Attacked and Referred to as an”Islamic terrorist”

UPDATE 4:16 pm: Montclair State University has confirmed that the alleged assault of a male student on April 24, 2014 was a fabrication.  The student is being charged with creating a false public alarm and filing a false police report.

 

This in from Montclair State University Police Department:

At approximately 9:30 PM this evening, April 24, 2014, the University Police Department received a report of an assault that occurred at approximately 7:30 pm in front of Whitman Hall.  The male victim reported being assaulted by three unknown white males after being referred to as an “Islamic terrorist.”  The only description of the three males is that they all were wearing blue jeans and black hoodie jackets.  The males fled in an unknown direction.

If you have any information about this incident we urge you to contact the University Police at (973) 655-5222, the Confidential Tips Line at 973-655-8477, or utilize the Hawk Eyewitness E-tip via text message to 67283 from any cell phone.

Chief Paul M. Cell

Montclair State University Police Department

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